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Kaleida Health Receives Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV for a Fourth Year in a Row

Updated: 3/20/2017

Kaleida Health announced that it has received certification from DNV as a Comprehensive Stroke Center for a fourth year in a row. The accreditation reflects the highest level of competence for the treatment of acute stroke events.

During DNV’s two day survey at Buffalo General Medical Center/ Gates Vascular Institute (BGMC/GVI), surveyors used words like “remarkable, resourceful, energetic, engaged and best in class” when describing their observations and rounds.

“Receiving this accreditation for a fourth year in a row is outstanding – it speaks volumes to our staff’s dedication, determination and teamwork,” said Chris Lane, president of BGMC/GVI.

The DNV GL Healthcare Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification is based on standards set by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke Association, and affirms that the Kaleida Health address the full spectrum of stroke care – diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education – and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.

BGMC/GVI treats more strokes than any other hospital in all of New York State and more than double of any hospital in Western New York.  In fact, because of the stroke team’s outcomes, skill, and world-wide reputation, physicians from esteemed medical institutions such as Harvard, Duke, and Cleveland Clinic come to here to learn the latest surgical procedures and interventions for treatment of stroke.

Comprehensive stroke centers are the best-equipped medical centers in a given geographical area that can treat any kind of stroke or stroke complication. In a growing number of states, stroke center certification determines to which facility a patient should be taken for the highest level of life-saving stroke care and technology.